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Chelsea Organizes Friendly Against Seattle Sounders

chelsea seattle sounders Chelsea Organizes Friendly Against Seattle Sounders

Chelsea will play Seattle Sounders in a friendly on July 18, according to Emerald City Supporters, a Sounders supporters group.

No official statement has been made by Chelsea or Seattle Sounders, the newest team to Major League Soccer, but EPL Talk has a message in to the Sounders to confirm or deny the story received confirmation from a Seattle Sounders representative that the story is true.

The MLS Rumors website, meanwhile, is reporting that Sounders ticket representatives have been telling fans about the upcoming match, which will be played at Qwest Stadium.

For the most comprehensive list of preseason friendlies around the world involving Premier League teams, visit our Premier League Preseason Friendlies page.

Thanks to Jeff Hash for the tip.

Update (as of February 17, 2009): The Seattle Sounders finally officially confirmed that the game will take place. Kickoff time will be noon PT. Tickets will be available for sale sometime in the Spring. Capacity will be limited to approximately 24,500. Note that tickets will be available to season ticket holders first (which, so far, number 19,500). Based on those numbers, very few tickets (if any) will be available on general sale in the spring.

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5 Responses to Chelsea Organizes Friendly Against Seattle Sounders

  1. Philip says:

    Mikael Silvestre is having a charity match (called All Stars for Hope) at the Giants stadium on June 14th. A lot of great players are “supposed” to be there. Such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba, Bacary Sagna, Claude Makelele, Emmanuel Adebayor, Frank Lampard, Gael Clichy, Manuel Almunia, Ryan Giggs, William Gallas and others. I have sent a request for my tickets already. I have emailed Makael and let him know that his auction page isn’t working yet but with a little extra cash you can be in the locker room with the players and hang out with them.
    I know traveling to England to watch would cost an arm and a leg but this I think is a definite alternative to see some of the best players on the same field and in turn helping a good cause as-well. Just Google “all stars for hope”.

  2. sda says:

    how much are tickets

  3. mesadave says:

    Keep hearing the rumors about a Chelsea/Seattle match………….but cannot find tickets anywhere. Just
    another bogus rumor? No confirmation from either team, so I guess it is just BS.

  4. The Gaffer says:

    Tickets aren’t on sale yet and nothing official has been announced by either club, but Seattle Sounders confirmed that the match will be happening. Not a bogus rumor and not BS.

    Cheers,
    The Gaffer

  5. jon says:

    Just a correction on the Seattle vs. Chelsea game from an ECS member.

    The FO stated that they will be opening all of Qwest Field for the Chelsea game, and there are 67,000 seats total at the stadium. The Chelsea ticket is included in a season ticket package (16 / 18 games have been announced now).

    we’ll have about 22,000 season ticket holders by the time March 19th rolls around, so there will be 45,000 tickets available for the match for Chelsea and Sounders fans.

    Tickets for SSFC vs. CHELSEA go on sale sometime in spring, single game tickets for the SSFC MLS season go on sale March 2nd.

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